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A modern horizontal black marble dial 405mm square by 50mm thick, located in the walled garden at Ardgillan Castle. The dial has a sun motif at the base of the gnomon with the rays in the form of 'tongues of fire' each tongue pointing to an hour line. The North point is indicated by a fleur-de-lys. The date "1995" is inscribed. It shows 8p.m. in 30, 15 and 5 min divisions. The hours are in Roman numerals with four as IIII. It has a split noon to compensate for the 240mm high by 25 mm thick pierced brass gnomon.
Overhangs the top of 1000mm high brick pillar. There are two bronze plaques on the south face of the pillar. One shows an Equation of Time Graph, the other instructions on its use and a note that 24.5 minutes should be added for longitude correction. It also shows "Latitude 53° 35' N   Longitude 6° 10' W"

Ardgillan Castle was built by Rev Robert Taylor in 1738. It overlooks the sea between Balbriggan and Skerries off the R127 coast road.

Lat 53° 35' North  Long 6° 10' West

Irish Grid  O   321800   2 60800

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